Phone: 317-346-8500


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Mr. Dylan Purlee


I am proudly serving in my 7th year as the principal of Needham Elementary School. During my educational career I have been a teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal, principal before joining Franklin Community Schools. 

I also coached the girls' varsity golf team for 10 years while in Whiteland.  

My wife, Megan is a 3rd grade teacher at Spurnica in Brown County and we have a son, Rilan, who is funny,  energetic and loves farming! 

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Franklin College (‘04), Master Degree from Indiana University (‘07) and I am currently working on my Doctorate of Philosophy from Indiana State University. 

My mission is to serve, encourage and support my family, my school, and my friends to make today’s tomorrow better!